Gold, Sweat and Tears: See the Candid Moments From the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Since the 2020 Tokyo Olympics kicked off, there have been moments that even the athletes don't anticipate. See all candid moments—the tears, the triumph—caught on camera.

By Elyse Dupre Jul 26, 2021 4:57 PMTags
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Get ready to cheer—because the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are well underway!

After being postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus, the games officially kicked off with the Opening Ceremony on July 23, an event that proved, despite the pandemic, these athletes were more than ready to proudly represent their nations.

Years of sweat, training and determination have gone into preparing for the games, so when the big moment finally arrives, it's full of emotion. From the ecstatic smiles that come with a well-deserved medal to the heartbreaking tears that come with a devastating loss, there are countless highs and lows throughout the competition. Not to mention all the excitement, anticipation and, OK maybe a few selfies, in between.

Summing up these major moments can be difficult. But as the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. So let's take a look at the snapshots that truly say it all.

Team USA Athletes Share Must-See Moments From the Tokyo Olympics

Scroll on to see some of the most unforgettable candid moments from the Olympics so far. 

Team Egypt
Abdi Nageeye, Eliud Kipchoge & Bashir Abdi
Laura Kenny
Team Belgium
Allyson Felix, Athing Mu, Dalilah Muhammad, & Sydney McLaughlin
Kevin Durant
Brazilian Men's Soccer Team
Vashti Cunningham
Nicola McDermott
JaVale McGee, Khris Middleton, Devin Booker, Draymond Green, & Jrue Holiday
Mariya Lasitskene
Alix Klineman & April Ross
Allyson Felix
U.S. Women's Volleyball Team
Ariel Torres
Katie Nageotte
Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Briana Williams & Shericka Jackson
Benedikt Furk
Ryan Crouser
Gable Dan Stevenson
Nafissatou Thiam & Annie Kunz
David Morris
Aria Fischer & Rachel Fattal
Jamie Westbrook & Todd Frazier
Sandra Sánchez Jaime
Antonella Palmisano
Linden Hall
Carli Lloyd & Megan Rapinoe
Heimana Reynolds
Carli Lloyd
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